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Forum: Glass Cockpit Today, 12:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 244
Posted By OKAV8r
Also, the transponder output is what, 10 orders...

Also, the transponder output is what, 10 orders of magnitude more power than a comm transmitter. So, a lower loss connector makes a difference with the higher wattage transmitter in a transponder...
Forum: ADS-B Yesterday, 10:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 136
Posted By OKAV8r
Best bang for the Buck

The GTX-327 transponder is a good unit. I suggest you keep it and install a GDL-82 ADS-B out. That's a pretty bullet proof combination. If you shop around, a new GDL-82 unit can be had for less...
Forum: Electrical Systems Yesterday, 11:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 537
Posted By OKAV8r
I've installed three GTX-327s in the last couple...

I've installed three GTX-327s in the last couple of years, wired as described here. All of them came on in ALT mode, without making any configuration changes.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-14-2022, 01:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 574
Posted By OKAV8r
Yeah, Swiss enjoy beautiful scenery, but you get...

Yeah, Swiss enjoy beautiful scenery, but you get to enjoy dust storms, ice storms, and tornadoes... and proficiency landing in 40KT winds...
The Pacific Northwest has a lot of similarities to...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-03-2022, 10:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 968
Posted By OKAV8r
I'll take second chair on the squeezer

I'll take second chair on the squeezer
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-01-2022, 12:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 502
Posted By OKAV8r
S36 Norman Grier Field, Covington, WA 062...

S36 Norman Grier Field, Covington, WA
062 degrees, 20NM from KTIW
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-01-2022, 12:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 502
Posted By OKAV8r
Do you want to stay on the Kitsap side of the...

Do you want to stay on the Kitsap side of the bridge? Or would Puyallup or Crest be viable? There might be some opportunities at Crest, and I heard some newly refurbished T hangars are available at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2022, 12:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,152
Posted By OKAV8r
I know of one failure. RV-8 builder glued in...

I know of one failure. RV-8 builder glued in 2003, began delamination in 2005. It appeared to me that the plexi wasn't prepped, and the builder didn't use any primer, and the plexi was tight...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-27-2022, 11:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,078
Posted By OKAV8r
I have a GTX-327 with an echo in my RV-6. If you...

I have a GTX-327 with an echo in my RV-6. If you go with this combination, I suggest you invest the extra $70 for the MUX cable and hardwire the connection. The "Transcoder" or sniffer method is...
Forum: California 04-25-2022, 11:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,605
Posted By OKAV8r
What does Arizona do with an airplane being...

What does Arizona do with an airplane being brought in by someone that is moving into the state?? I'm not too eager to pay sales/ use tax on an airplane that I have owned for several years.
Forum: ADS-B 04-19-2022, 12:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 365
Posted By OKAV8r
Verify the transponder is in the ALT mode, not ON...

Verify the transponder is in the ALT mode, not ON mode?
Forum: Safety 04-19-2022, 12:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,362
Posted By OKAV8r
Something to consider in this scenario is that...

Something to consider in this scenario is that the controller transmitting "Roger" may NOT have been in response to the student reporting ready for takeoff. It is quite common for a controller to be...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-17-2022, 12:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,338
Posted By OKAV8r
Suggest you run at 6 qts instead of 7. You might...

Suggest you run at 6 qts instead of 7. You might see 12 or 13 hrs per qt instead of 10.
Forum: Safety 04-17-2022, 12:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,362
Posted By OKAV8r
If the entirety of the the local controller's...

If the entirety of the the local controller's transmission was "roger", then the controller was not talking to the student pilot. The controller wasn't talking to any airplane in particular. This...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-14-2022, 11:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,157
Posted By OKAV8r
Sika

I have replaced canopies on three RV-8s, using sika after the original was installed with mechanical fasteners. My advice is to use sika, making sure you have enough margin - gap between frame and...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-09-2022, 12:03 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 33,014
Posted By OKAV8r
So, probably only significant on my airplane,...

So, probably only significant on my airplane, since it had a homebrew hanger system. It was a 1/8 x 1 1/2 aluminum flat bar that spanned the center area between the four exhaust pipes, tying them...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-08-2022, 10:50 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 33,014
Posted By OKAV8r
Post pictures? That's a bit above my...

Post pictures? That's a bit above my technolevel.
Just kidding, but I don't have any of what I did to share. Next time the cowl is off, I'll try to remember.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-08-2022, 10:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 835
Posted By OKAV8r
Oklahoma

You could expand your search area a bit and talk to the guys in Ada
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-07-2022, 11:14 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 33,014
Posted By OKAV8r
Yes, I do, and I increased the height of it -...

Yes, I do, and I increased the height of it - with no obvious effect,
Thanks for asking.
CHTs are pretty even in climb. The disparity becomes evident above 170mph indicated. power setting does not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2022, 12:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,489
Posted By OKAV8r
Think long term

You might be ahead in the long run by taking the paint work elsewhere, and save your neighbor goodwill for accepting some noise. If I lived on close quarters with others, and my neighbor was...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-07-2022, 12:05 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 33,014
Posted By OKAV8r
I think I finally got mine under control. 1) ...

I think I finally got mine under control.
1) Installed ramps in upper cowl.
2) Installed "bump" on lower firewall
3) Discarded trapeze exhaust hanger system devised by builder, and went with the...
Forum: Propellers 04-07-2022, 11:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,307
Posted By OKAV8r
I'm curious what weight you were operating at...

I'm curious what weight you were operating at when you made these tests. My RV-6 will lose 7 or 8 mph in cruise between light and heavy.
Just as a data point, my O-320 powered RV-6 will produce...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2022, 11:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,966
Posted By OKAV8r
Yup, there ya go, glad it worked out for ya. When...

Yup, there ya go, glad it worked out for ya.
When I first heard about Bon Ami, I was convinced it was a snake oil sales pitch
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-03-2022, 10:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 472
Posted By OKAV8r
This was my first thought... Try bypassing the...

This was my first thought...
Try bypassing the alternator half of that switch, temporarily as a diagnostic step.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2022, 10:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,568
Posted By OKAV8r
Similar situation

I have a rural airport hangar, and have fought poor internet connection for security cams for years. I recently got a Starlink, and now have real time alerts on my cameras, with ability to set off...
Forum: Safety 03-28-2022, 12:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,679
Posted By OKAV8r
Thank You, Paul This is spot-on. There are LOT...

Thank You, Paul
This is spot-on. There are LOT of people in the FAA that hold positions of authority. Some are more knowledgeable than others, and NONE of them know everything. Ask five FSDOs for...
Forum: RV-10 03-25-2022, 11:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,164
Posted By OKAV8r
Lotion

I've found that liberal use of Vaseline Intensive Care lotion on the forearms will reduce irritation. Not a cure for cuts. And, be sure to clean it off of your hands before riveting, or you WILL be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2022, 12:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,966
Posted By OKAV8r
Bon Ami cleanser applied with least aggressive...

Bon Ami cleanser applied with least aggressive Scotch Brite pad, followed by through rinsing, is what I would do...
Forum: ADS-B 03-13-2022, 07:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,971
Posted By OKAV8r
"but I read the regs recently and yes once in you...

"but I read the regs recently and yes once in you must keep it in."
So, I just re-read 91.225, and nothing in there says an ADS-B out system can never be removed. If there is something else...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-13-2022, 07:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,444
Posted By OKAV8r
Do all of them at once, suspended on a chunk of...

Do all of them at once, suspended on a chunk of welding wire. more mass to heat. Dull red, then quickly quench in cold water.
Forum: ADS-B 03-13-2022, 07:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,971
Posted By OKAV8r
Remove it

Remove it, amend Wt&Balance, revise equipment list. It's just another piece of avionics.
A nice touch might be a placard: "ADS-B not installed"
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-07-2022, 10:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 942
Posted By OKAV8r
Valve Spring

The possibility of a weak valve spring hasn't been mentioned
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2022, 03:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 594
Posted By OKAV8r
Amazon

You can find it on Amazon for about $2 per foot.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-24-2022, 04:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 440
Posted By OKAV8r
Over tightening the high tension lead retainer...

Over tightening the high tension lead retainer nut will do it. It brunnels the barrel, pushing it down onto the ceramic, and a crack results. Those nuts should not be tightened more than 1/8 past...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-24-2022, 11:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,185
Posted By OKAV8r
True, they are different. However, the front end...

True, they are different. However, the front end of all Lycoming starters is exposed, so the concept of using a dirt non-attracting lubricant is valid.
The risk of the drive being slowed by...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-24-2022, 11:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 991
Posted By OKAV8r
At the bolt hole end of each tube, drill a 3/32...

At the bolt hole end of each tube, drill a 3/32 hole longitudinally into the inside of the tube. Snake .041 ss safety wire from one end to the other and tie off at each bolt hole end. (It may be...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-24-2022, 10:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,185
Posted By OKAV8r
Guidance from Prestolite

Keep Your Direct Drive Engine Starter Clean To Avoid Trouble

Many starters manufactured by Prestolite and Electro Systems are in use with Lycoming engines. From time to time these starters used on...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-21-2022, 09:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,185
Posted By OKAV8r
Lycoming recommends silicone spray on the snout...

Lycoming recommends silicone spray on the snout bushing and the bendix shaft. Less likely to attract dirt.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-21-2022, 09:49 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 33,014
Posted By OKAV8r
Thanks again, Dan. I follow your explanation,...

Thanks again, Dan. I follow your explanation, now I just need to apply it.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-20-2022, 11:56 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 33,014
Posted By OKAV8r
Dan, thanks for the response. (I was hoping you...

Dan, thanks for the response. (I was hoping you would)
Yes, the ambient was measured in cockpit.
One thing that I have observed on every flight that supports the idea the lower cowl area is also...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-19-2022, 05:35 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 33,014
Posted By OKAV8r
Legacy RV-6 Carb'ed O-320 D2J w/ Slick mags timed...

Legacy RV-6 Carb'ed O-320 D2J w/ Slick mags timed to 22BTDC, Sterba wood prop with lots of pitch, carb built to flow additional fuel at WOT
As a part of the process to determine why CHTs get so high...
Forum: RV-4 02-12-2022, 12:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 907
Posted By OKAV8r
Step 1

First thing I would do is pressure test per van's glove protocol.
Then, when the leak/ leaks are identified with soapy water, remove all old the proseal in that area, get it really clean, and...
Forum: ADS-B 02-12-2022, 12:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,570
Posted By OKAV8r
Skybeacon app

Just a reminder, you can monitor the unit on your phone using the Skybeacon app during the first five minutes after power up, via wifi.
also, if you use a Stratus ADSb receiver connected to...
Forum: RV-14 02-11-2022, 12:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,198
Posted By OKAV8r
Quality job

Nicely done!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-05-2022, 12:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,544
Posted By OKAV8r
Carburetor part number

The actual part number of the carb is significant. There are several carb part numbers applicable to the Lyc O-360. One of the richer running carbs is the 10-5193. Leaning to achieve peak power is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2022, 11:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,478
Posted By OKAV8r
If I may, let me add some conditioner to your...

If I may, let me add some conditioner to your split hairs. An owner may assist me by opening the airplane up, and doing Part 43 app A preventive maintenance, by if they want me to sign off an...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-21-2022, 08:10 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,684
Posted By OKAV8r
FP vs CS

It's more than fixed pitch vs Constant speed, because not all FP props are the same. I have a cruise prop, 160hp RV-6.
A buddy that I fly with a lot, for coffee or burgers, has a 180hp RV-8 CS.
He...
Forum: ADS-B 01-19-2022, 01:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,607
Posted By OKAV8r
I will "echo" the suggestion to fly and get a...

I will "echo" the suggestion to fly and get a PAPR. With that, you will be able to determine if the Baro Alt failure is 100%, or only part of the time.
If it is part time, are you flying in the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-09-2022, 01:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,692
Posted By OKAV8r
Just guessing but it seems like the mag switch...

Just guessing but it seems like the mag switch may be the culprit.
Forum: ADS-B 12-29-2021, 08:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 996
Posted By OKAV8r
The 30 minutes in rule airspace was a stipulation...

The 30 minutes in rule airspace was a stipulation to qualify for the ADSB rebate.
It is a good idea to be in rule airspace for the test, as that helps ensure you are in solid ADSB ground station...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-19-2021, 11:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,742
Posted By OKAV8r
I have a 4200 sq ft hangar bay that has 12 halide...

I have a 4200 sq ft hangar bay that has 12 halide fixtures that were existing when I bought the place. A year ago, I installed three 26000 lumen hi-bay lights from www.superbrightleds.com, hung...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-18-2021, 11:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,913
Posted By OKAV8r
Parasitic draw is hard on AGM batteries. The...

Parasitic draw is hard on AGM batteries. The Battery Minder chargers do draw some when connected to the battery and not connected to power. So, I avoid having my Concorde AGMs connected to the...
Forum: Safety 12-09-2021, 05:34 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,663
Posted By OKAV8r
AC 90-66b para 10.1.1: "3. To help identify one...

AC 90-66b para 10.1.1:
"3. To help identify one airport from another, the correct airport name should be spoken at the beginning and end of each self-announce transmission."

The word "traffic" is...
Forum: Safety 12-09-2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,663
Posted By OKAV8r
AIM 4-1-9

From AIM 4-1-9:
EXAMPLE:
STRAWN TRAFFIC, APACHE TWO TWO FIVE ZULU, (POSITION), (ALTITUDE), (DESCENDING) OR ENTERING DOWNWIND/BASE/FINAL (AS APPROPRIATE) RUNWAY ONE SEVEN FULL-STOP, TOUCH-AND-GO,...
Forum: Safety 12-09-2021, 01:12 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,663
Posted By OKAV8r
Thread hijack in progress....

Sorry to derail the train, but you illustrated something that is like the classic 'fingernails on the chalkboard' for me. It seems to be more and more popular for pilots to end their CTAF...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-08-2021, 09:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,671
Posted By OKAV8r
Depends

This may not be true if the exhaust system has ball sockets employed, as the 4-pipe Vetterman system that I have. Attaching the exhaust pipes to the engine mount near the firewall works fine, and is...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-08-2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,025
Posted By OKAV8r
Dressing removes material, so that would not be...

Dressing removes material, so that would not be the conventional wisdom.
I have seen ring gears in worse shape on operating airplanes, but every deformed tooth is an opportunity for a misengagement...
Forum: ADS-B 12-07-2021, 12:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,136
Posted By OKAV8r
Was it one ATC facility? Or more than one? ATC...

Was it one ATC facility? Or more than one? ATC secondary RADAR isn't exactly the same freq from one facility to the next. GTX-327 may need a tune up.
also, the coax and antenna could be suspect. If...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-07-2021, 10:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,207
Posted By OKAV8r
Both

I have seen both of the methods indicated in this thread. You are less likely to have ignition noise in your comm radio if you use the shield as the ground path instead of airframe ground. I have...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-05-2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,179
Posted By OKAV8r
Drill two small holes (1/16"), 180 degrees apart,...

Drill two small holes (1/16"), 180 degrees apart, in the flange of the rivnut, without penetrating the underlying skin.
Then, using an offset snap ring pliers as a spanner wrench you can keep the...
Forum: ADS-B 11-29-2021, 09:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,579
Posted By OKAV8r
your echo is connected to a 978 antenna on the...

your echo is connected to a 978 antenna on the belly of the airplane, right?
and, is the echo in anonymous mode, or not?
Flight aware and radar 24 will not show anonymous airplanes...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2021, 11:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,002
Posted By OKAV8r
Poor technique installing the rings on the piston...

Poor technique installing the rings on the piston could increase the potential for ring failure, also
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-28-2021, 10:55 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,963
Posted By OKAV8r
There is transponder test equipment available...

There is transponder test equipment available that is calibrated based on placing it's receiver antenna a specified distance from the transponder antenna. All of the parameters required for a 14 cfr...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2021, 09:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,179
Posted By OKAV8r
You might try rigging a bridle that attaches to...

You might try rigging a bridle that attaches to each main gear at the wheel.
That way there is no downforce on the tail
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